Voter Information

Washington state offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Washington by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

You can register or update your address online or by mail until 8 days before an election. You may also register in-person through Election Day. Registration forms submitted by mail need to be received, not postmarked by the 8-day deadline.

Election Day is Nov. 3, 2020.

click to register to vote

Registration Deadlines:

  • Online: Oct. 26
  • By mail: Received by Oct. 26
  • In person: Nov. 3
  • The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020 

Absentee Ballot Deadlines:

  • Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
  • Return in person: Nov. 3 by 8:00 p.m.

How to Vote in King County


Early Voting

Oct. 16 - Nov. 3, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. 


King County Ballot Drop Boxes

Remember to deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day! If you are returning your ballot by mail, make sure they are postmarked by Election Day (but really, why wait)!

South Seattle College has two King County Ballot Drop Boxes located on our campuses. All drop boxes will officially open on Oct. 15, 2020 and will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All ballot boxes will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020).

Drop Box Locations

South Seattle College ballot box located outside Robert Smith Building
King County Ballot Drop Box located outside the Robert
Smith Building on the West Seattle campus. 

South Seattle College (West Seattle Campus)
At the entrance to the Robert Smith Building. (campus map)
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Directions to the West Seattle Campus.

NewHolly Campus
7054 32nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Directions to the NewHolly Campus.       

Additional ballot drop box locations in King County.     


Voting History

WATCH: Washington's Voting Playbook with Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm).

Untold History of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement 

A History of Voting Rights